Sunday, January 18, 2009

Eco-Friendly?


Just a little reminder to everyone to do your part. We have been shifting to a greener lifestyle over the past eighteen months and our trash and power consumption has plunged. We buy offsets to make up for the 4x4 we need to get up the mountain and even have a doo-dad hooked up to our AC so the power company can turn it off if there is too much drain on the grid. I was feeling pretty good about that. As I read more about eco-issues I heard time and time again about how not eating meat is one of the best things you can do for the planet. Somehow my twisted, lazy mind took that to mean that as a vegan I'm doing pretty darn good (if I do say so myself) and I can let up on the reigns a bit. It started with apples. I fell in love with expensive gourmet apples from New Zealand. I winced at the thought of the energy required to get them to my plate but decided all the good I do cooking from scratch, not eating animal products, being a one car household etc. surely made up for a few apples. Then it got cold and our thermostat has crept higher and higher. Yesterday we got a power bill that rivaled our old pre-concern for the environment days. How the prideful have fallen. So with this post I'm back on track. We're good at reuse and recycle but reduce still needs a lot of work. And I'm dialing the thermostat down again.

Card:

Paper: bazzill and Crate (I even used the strip that says "Crate" it's the yellow bit at the bottom)
Stamps: On Sale: Mushroom corner right and mushroom corner left, Take Care of Our Earth
Tim Holtz Blending tool and Tea Dye distress ink
EK Success Corner Punch
Autumn Leaves Button tied with karen foster floss

2 comments:

Kathi said...

Great card.

It's always a good reminder to reduce, re-use, and recycle.

Jenna Bayley-Burke said...

I know what you mean... it is so much easier to eat local during the Farmer's Market months.